Maryland legislature to conduct harassment climate survey

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly will conduct a workplace climate survey as part of ongoing efforts to stop sexual harassment.

The House speaker and Senate president made the announcement Tuesday. The survey will be conducted this month.

The state has retained TalentKeepers, a company with experience conducting legislative climate surveys, to conduct the independent review of the workplace climate and culture in the General Assembly.

The survey has been expanded beyond elected officials and employees to include registered lobbyists. More than 1,600 people will be asked to participate in the survey. The findings will be presented to the Legislative Policy Committee later this year.

House Speaker Michael Busch says getting direct and anonymous feedback is another step in the right direction to make improvements.

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